According to researchers, it is better to avoid wearing contact lenses when you are having cold. Apart from general hygienic condition that should be maintained properly while wearing contact lenses there are few more things to consider. As per the research it is far better to avoid contact lenses when you are holding any infection.
The passage of mucus shared by ear, eye and nose happened to be same so you might be getting more harm than good. Consequently, the chances of getting eye infection and irritation increases when you are sick or having any viral infection.
“Even in the absence of symptoms, your eyes’ mucus membranes or tears may already contain live virus ready to inoculate others when carried by your contact lens materials and their handling by you,” Dr. Howard R. Krauss, a surgical neuro-ophthalmologist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California told AccuWeather.
“To a small degree, any contact lens may be a source of eye irritation and often also reduces the oxygenation of the cornea, especially during a nap or sleep,” Krauss said.
You are risking your eye health because during any viral infections because your secretions are containing virus too. This secretion when goes to eye can cause much harm. Even your hands are contaminated too when you are sick. There are possibilities that you might experience conjunctivitis and pink eye.
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